I was diagnosed with copd in August last year. On 20 th sept I was rushed into hospital and was told after a few tests n scans that I had a large mass on my right lung. I had lots of scans blood tests fitness tests and many other things as I had been told they could operate. I went for my op on 20 th November. They removed top n middle right lobe and part of bottom lobe they also removed my lymph nodes . When they removed the cancer they took the nerve that controls my diaphragm with it as it had grown round it. Now I have small part of right lung a swinging diaphragm and copd. I came out of hospital on 1 St dec. it is now four months on and have been told my copd is my biggest problem. I am trying to do everything right but obviously the breathing is the worst. I had never heard of copd and also when I was rushed into hospital with a pain in my shoulder I didn't know what was going on. I am 74 yrs old and smoked but stopped 30 yrs ago. I have been told my airways are working at about 35/50% can't be more specific. As you might expect it has been the biggest shock of my life and still can't get my head round it. Can you lovely people give me any idea as to what could be going on in my life. Sorry to have rattled on but apart from my family have not been able to talk about this. Thankyou regards jean
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